Our History - Celebrating Eleven Years of Car Shows and Cruise Nights in 2021
BGV Motorsports started up in 2010 with two Chicagoland All Wheel Show Series events on their roster in Mundelein (North Show) and Aurora (South Show). In 2011, BGV added their first Chicagoland All Wheel Cruise Night Series and the Chicagoland All Wheel Show - West (Elgin) event, for a total of eight events that year. Each year since, the company has grown tremendously, scheduling over 800 events to date on their annual schedules throughout Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin. Events have been hosted as far north as Russell, Illinois and Salem, Wisconsin, as far south as Bolingbrook and Lemont, as far west as Wasco and Woodstock, as far east as the City of Chicago and La Grange, with many locations in between.
Raising funds at every event to benefit 501(c)3 charities, causes and families in need is a major focus for BGV Motorsports. Their top fundraising season reached over $54,000, with over $218,000 raised by the start of the 2021 season. (2021 Season Fundraising Updates, Coming Soon)!
BGV Motorsports' President and Owner, Steven Howorka, along with his partner Amy, have lifelong passions for coordinating a variety of fun and educational events to support the community and small businesses. Their focus is to give more than what is asked for and exceed the expectations of their partners and guests for every event.
Steven's passion for cars started with his first vehicle - a 1968 Chevy Chevelle Malibu! Over the years, he's owned, and worked on (in both a personal and professional capacity), a variety of American classic cars and sports cars. Prior to running his own automotive events, Steven attended a variety of car shows, cruise nights, and racing events throughout Chicagoland and the United States during his leisure time, as both a vehicle enthusiast, an event volunteer, and a past member of multiple car clubs.
Additionally, Steve has judged for a variety of indoor and outdoor automotive events, including Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals and Chevy VetteFest, judging a variety of muscle cars, race cars, and sports cars.
BGV Motorsports Vision Statement
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The 2021 BGV Motorsports Team
Amy - Vice President, Operations and Marketing (10 Years of Service)
Jax - Talent Director (10 Years of Service)
Brenda - Registration and Traffic Coordinator (9 Years of Service)
Jon - Judge (8 Years of Service)
Jim - Judge (7 Years of Service)
Don - Judge (7 Years of Service)
Margaret - Judge and Judging Assistant (7 years of Service)
Charlie - Staff DJ (6 Years of Service)
Patrick - Promotion and Traffic (6 Years of Service)
Tony - Staff Photographer (4 Years of Service)
Sabrina - Promotion and Registration Assistant (3 Years of Service)
Dan - Traffic (3 Years of Service)
Nick - Staff Photographer (2 Years of Service)
Jerry - Traffic (1 Year of Service)